Thursday, February 21, 2008

Blast from the Past- This one if for you Kristi

K so today I heard a song and couldn't believe what I was hearing! Now I wasn't totally in love with this band but sure were! So I thought you might like this little blast from the past!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Just a Little Something...

I saw this on Jessica's page and those of you who have myspace know how much I love filling out survey's!! LOL (Love you all)

10 Years Ago: My parents had just gotten a divorce, we moved to Clovis but I was still commuting over to Fresno to go to school at Central, and I was on the varsity soccer and swim teams.

I Enjoy: reading a good book,s wimming, watching stupid humor movies and at times movies that will make me cry, cooking and baking yummy treats for others, coloring and making things for my classroom, playing cards and games with my family, and playing sports like tennis and soccer, just to name a few!

5 Things on My To Do List: 1. get some grading done since parent teacher conferences are coming up. 2. write my lesson plans for next week 3. finish a few baby blankets 4. cook dinner 5. pay some bills!

Things I would do if I became a billionaire: I don't need much. I would simply pay off my student loans, buy a nice house, buy a house for my sister, take my family on a big vacation overseas, build a school in a third world country and teach there, and just save it for when others need help.

3 Bad Habits I have: I love to snack (especially on white chocolate chips), I have a hard time concentrating on one thing at a time and often leave projects unfinished for a time before I get back to them, and I often change my outfit a few times each morning and then don't hang the clothes back up so my room gets messy fast!

Places I have lived: Fresno and Clovis, California where I spend my childhood days and a few summers between college; Rexburg, Idaho for three years of school; Draper, Utah for just about 4 months while completing a semester before student teaching; Las Vegas, Nevada for students teaching and then 2 1/2 years after. And presently Herriman, Utah for the past 6 months.

Jobs I have Had: Hogi Yogi (for a year and a half when I was 17), Subway (for two years of school), Wild Water Adventures customer service (for a summer while at home), 7-eleven (for a summer while at home), The Limited Too (for a summer while at home), Quality Stairs with my step-dad (for a few summers), BYU-I as a math tutor (for 1 year), Eddie Bauer (the semester I lived in Utah), Linens N' Things (while student teaching in Vegas), Sunrise Acres Elementary (for two and a half years in Vegas), Midas Creek Elementary (currently)--- Yes, I know its been a lot!!!

Things people don't know about me: I recently have loved to watch the show Bones, I get car sick so I usually volunteer to drive when going somewhere, I don't like most cookies (especially chocolate chip cookies) or brownies, I will only eat white cake with white frosting (you can't mix chocolate cake with white frosting or vice versa), I love crocheting blankets and making quilts for others (especially for babies), I can play the piano and have been taking lessons for months now, and within the last 3.5 years I have been a resident of 3 different states!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Fun Times In The Classroom!

Alright, so I knew this day would have to come sooner or later- tomorrow I go back to work after my great three week vacation! and yes, I have loved my vacation but I do miss my little cuties. Thanks to Jess, I realized that I haven't posted any pictures of my students. Here are a few pics from our fun holiday activities.

(Silly Faces)

(Little Rudolphs)

(Trip to the North Pole)

(Yummy home made butter!)

Oh here are the cute little angels. Look close and see if you can spot the trouble makers! Of course I have a few favorites who make me laugh and sometimes it is just so dang hard to get mad at these guys. I mean, look at those cute little faces!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Snow, Snow, and yes....more Snow!

So I totally thought that I was doing great with all this snow! Now, I'm not so sure! Sunday brought us a big surprise when we woke up. The surprise....about a foot and a half or more of snow in just a few hours! It took my roommate an hour and a half to just get it all off our ity bitty driveway! I couldn't even get my car out! Even church got cancelled! CRAZY! We've had record amounts here in Utah. Why did it have to happen my first winter here! The good thing though......the skiing is awesome!!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Bittersweet Goodbye...

I don't know why I was supposed to move to Utah. I guess only the Lord knows that at this point. But you know what? If I hadn't moved here there would be so many things and opportunities that would have been missed. Today was one of those opportunities. Today I had the privilege of attending the funeral for our beloved President, Gordon B. Hinckley.

Yesterday as I was visiting my grandparents down at the geneology center on Temple Square I was handed 2 tickets to the funeral. I can't even tell you the feeling as I was handed those tickets. I knew that the funeral would be broadcast on television. But I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to be there. The spirit that was in that room was something I have never felt before.

I, like most people, have never met or truly known President Hinckley. Yet we loved and respected this great man. He did so much for the Lord, the church, and each of us. He was "our prophet". As the cameras showed the first presidency sitting in their seats, there was an empty seat in the middle, that chair obviously belonging to President Hinckley. The absence of his earthly body could not be missed today but I definitely felt his spirit hovering close by. I am so thankful for the knowledge that he has gone back to our Heavenly Father and to his amazing wife.

I am thankful for the blessings that the Lord has chosen to place in my life.